Button cleared for race day

Date published: July 29 2016

After heading off to the hospital to have his eye checked out, Jenson Button confirmed that he is fine and has been cleared to race at the German Grand Prix on Sunday.

Button was sent to the Mannheim hospital for an eye examination after complaining about an irritation during FP2.

However, being given the OK from the German doctors, the Brit posted on his twitter account that he is ready for tomorrow’s practice and qualifiers.

“On my way back to Hockenheim from the Mannheim hospital for an eye examination, foreign body found and removed,” said the 2009 World Champion.

“All good for tomorrow.”

The 36-year-old completed only 16 laps in the second session compared to his teammate Fernando Alonso, who racked up 21 laps.

“I was driving down the pit straight when I got something in my eye,” he revealed.

“It wasn’t stuck in my eye, but it was a foreign body, which the hospital washed out and removed.

“It scratched my eye, so I’ve been given some eyedrops – but all is good. I don’t know what it was – maybe a piece of carbon dust, which has happened to me before.

“The session was okay – the car didn’t feel too bad at all – but I had to stop early because of the problem. The aim for the remainder of the weekend is to be up there behind the top three teams.”